“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Glendale in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Manistee Ranch

Manistee Ranch Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
1. Manistee Ranch Marker
National Register
of Historic Places

Listed April 9, 1998
United Stated
Department of the Interior

Manistee Ranch a treasured Glendale landmark and was the long-time home of Louis M. Sands, a pioneer of modern Arizona cattle ranching. Sands purchased the ranch in 1907 and named it after his Michigan hometown. Here he developed techniques for rotating cattle pastures to work within the limits of the land. The Queen Anne Victorian style house, built in 1897, is distinguished by its "Sky Parlor," a square windowed tower rising above the building's center. This site includes a granary, garage, office, and date orchards. With the help of the Sands family and Arizona Heritage Fund, the Glendale Arizona Historical Society acquired the site in 1996.
Location. 33° 33.092′ N, 112° 10.204′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from North 51st Avenue. Click for map. Marker is just west of the visitors parking area of the Manistee Ranch Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5127 West Northern Avenue, Glendale AZ 85301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glendale Woman's Club Clubhouse (approx. one mile away);
Manistee Ranch Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
2. Manistee Ranch Marker
59th Avenue Residential Historic District (approx. one mile away); Glendale Townsite (approx. 1.1 miles away); Floralcroft Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Catlin Court Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Glendale Business District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Murphy Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church of Glendale Sanctuary (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
Also see . . .  Manistee Ranch Park. The Park's website details the history of the ranch, programs offered and additional photos. (Submitted on May 11, 2010.) 
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Manistee Ranch Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
3. Manistee Ranch
Manistee Ranch House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
4. Manistee Ranch House
Manistee Ranch Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
5. Manistee Ranch
Manistee Ranch Photo, Click for full size
By Michael D Martin, January 5, 2011
6. Manistee Ranch
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,280 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   6. submitted on , by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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